Valentine’s Day is recognized as the time of year dedicated to love, but that doesn’t mean only couples are allowed to celebrate. It’s nice to be in love, however, it’s also great to be loved and sometimes, romantic relationships just can’t compare to the bonds of friendships.

Seeing as Valentine’s Day is almost here, it’s the perfect time to share some quotes and messages that will show your friends how much they are appreciated.

In honor of the sentimental day, we compiled a list of V-Day quotes from BrainyQuote and ProFlowers and messages from American Greetings that will surely make your pals feel special when Feb. 14 rolls around.

Quotes

  • “A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” — Frank Morgan
  • “Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.” — William Shakespeare
  • “I’ve realized that although Valentine’s Day can be a cheesy money-making stint to most people, it’s a day of expressing love across the world. It doesn’t have to only be between lovers, but by telling a friend that you care, or even an old person that they are still appreciated.” — Reeva Steenkamp
  • “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” — A. A. Milne
  • “The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” — Margaret Atwood
  • “It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.” — John Bulwer

Messages

  • “There are some problems chocolate can’t solve — that’s where friends like you come in.”
  • “Our friendship is sweeter than any candy.”
  • “Next year, let’s just wait till the roses are on sale and take ourselves out to dinner.”
  • “One day isn’t enough to tell you how much I love our friendship, but it’s a good start!”
  • “There’s a lot of things I love in the world — thought you should know you’re one of them!”
  • “Friends like you keep the love going all year round.”
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Send your friends sweet Valentine’s Day quotes and messages. Pictured: A general view of the atmosphere during the Valentine’s Day With Dunkin’ Donuts Heart-Shaped Donuts on Feb. 12, 2016 in Encino, California. Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images